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Research project: Ethics and Emotion - Contemporary Approaches

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A series of workshops in Association with the Southampton Ethics Centre.

The revival of philosophical interest in the emotions over the past half-century has lead to a re-affirmation of their importance in ethical life. Particularly rich has been the retrieval of guilt and shame as central features of moral self-regulation. Contemporary philosophical work on these topics continues to draw from a variety of sources, and debates remain lively, if divisive.

There will be a series of workshops linked with this project, the first of which was in December. More details about upcoming workshops are to follow.

Project Members

Dr Sasha Mudd

Conferences and events associated with this project:

Upcoming Events

Information on upcoming events will be posted shortly.



Previous Events


Ethics and Emotion in the Post-Kantian Tradition - 17th April 2015

This workshop seeks to encourage broader reflection on the place of the emotions in ethics after Kant and to orient contemporary work on the emotions within a richer understanding of the Post-Kantian tradition.


10:00 - 11:30 Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) - 'Kant on the Natre of Emotions'

11:30 - 11:45: Coffee

11:45 - 13:15: Sacha Golob (King's College London) - 'Anxiety and Value in Heidegger'

13:15 - 14:45: Lunch

14:45 - 16:15: Jonathan Webber (Cardiff) - 'Sartre's Sketc for a Theory of the Emotions

16:15 - 16:30: Coffee

16:30 - 18:00: Sebastian Gardners (UCL) - 'The Content of Emotion and the Form of Feeling'

Speaker Information

Dr Sacha Golob (King's College London)

Professor Sebastian Gardner (UCL)

Dr Jonathan Webber (Cardiff)

Dr Alix Cohen (Edinburgh)


Contemporary Approaches - 15th December 2014

This workshop is the first in a series that aims to explore the place of the emotions in ethics after Kant, and to orient contemporary work on these issues within a richer understanding of the post-Kantian tradition.


10:00-11:30 Dorothea Debus (York) - 'Shaping Our (Mental) Lives: On the Possibility and Value of Emotion Regulation'

11:30-11:45 Coffee

11:45-13:15 Edward Harcourt (Oxford) - Moral Emotions, Autonomy and the 'Extended Mind'

13:15-14:45 Lunch

14:45-16:15 Fabrice Teroni (Bern) - Shame, Guilt and Morality

16:15-16:30 Coffee

16:30-18:00 Cain Todd (Lancaster) - Emotional Phenomenology and Transparency

Speaker Information

Dr Dorothea Debus, University of York, Lecturer

Dr Edward Harcourt, University of Oxford, Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr Fabrice Teroni, University of Bern, Lecturer

Dr Cain Todd, Lancaster University, Lecturer

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